SOUTH KOREA

HEALTH TIP: SWEAT IT OUT

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

Kore­ans soak away the day’s prob­lems at a jjimjil­bang – a pub­lic bath­house with hot tubs, show­ers, saunas and mas­sage ta­bles. Some bath­houses also have ex­er­cise rooms, ice baths, heated salt rooms and heated floors where vis­i­tors can lie down and use the heat to ease sore mus­cles and help blood cir­cu­la­tion. Spe­cial rooms of ‘maek­ban’ rock are be­lieved to help re­ju­ve­nate skin, the amethyst rooms help blood cir­cu­la­tion, while yel­low mud-rooms help di­ges­tion.

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